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Alcohol

Wake Forest to sell beer, wine at football games

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Wake Forest says it will sell beer and wine at its football games this year. Full story...
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WPD credits ABC Review Policy for drop in downtown crime

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video Downtown crime continues to decrease. Wilmington's police chief says over the past few years they have seen a 68 percent decline. Full story...
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Excess drinking kills one in ten

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The CDC just released a shocking study about alcohol and how it's killing a large number of people every year. Full story...
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Belville not happy with push for Leland liquor sales

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videoThere's a battle over booze brewing between two Brunswick County towns. A bill in a General Assembly committee, if passed, would let Leland residents decide if they want liquor stores in town. Their neighbors in Belville are not happy about it. Full story...
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Owner of raided building denies nightclub allegations

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videoInvestigators say a building raided by five agencies this weekend is a "makeshift nightclub," but the owner says the building is just a place for friends and family to gather. Full story...
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NC agencies to launch summer lifesaving campaign

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videoThree North Carolina agencies are joining together in a campaign to keep people safe this summer. The Highway Patrol, the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division are announcing an effort on Monday that will focus on roadways and the water. Full story...
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Bladen Co. sheriff wins, voters stike down three ballot issues

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Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston is a step closer to reelection, but Bladen County voters were not as enthusiastic for ballot questions about increases the sales tax and alcohol sales. Full story...
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Booze question on Bladen County ballot

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videoWhen booze is on the ballot there is no shortage of opinions and come next Tuesday voters will make their opinions law. Along the sleepy roads of Bladen County there are places to stop and buy beer just not everywhere. Full story...
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New Hanover County likes its booze according to CDC survey

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But one number that continues to obnoxiously bring attention to itself is the percentage of people who are classified as either binge drinkers or heavy drinkers. Binge drinking is defined as consuming more than four (for women) or five (for men) alcoholic beverages on a single occasion in the past 30 days. Heavy drinking involves drinking more than one (for women) or two (for men) drinks per day on average. Full story...
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PAC formed in support of Bladen beer and wine referendum

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videoVoters will decide the issue May 6 during the primary election. Bladen County commissioners agreed to put the issue on the ballot last year. Full story...
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New Hanover ABC to add 'spirits' to signage

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videoRenovations to New Hanover County ABC headquarters in Wilmington are leading to a change in signage. The sign on the building on 17th St. is broken, so board members decided it was time for a change. Full story...
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ABC Board mulling cutting downtown task force funding

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videoIt's budget season, and the New Hanover County ABC Board is looking for ways to save money. Director Dan Sykes says one proposal on the table would have the board cut the $180,000 it gives to a joint task force meant to cut down crime downtown. Full story...
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ALE renewing enforcement of bar memberships

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Thanks to renewed enforcement of a state alcohol law you might not be able to get a drink, regardless of your age, if you’re not a card carrying member of that establishment. Full story...
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Robbery at ABC store in Burgaw

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There was a robbery at the ABC Store at 207 US Highway 117 S in Burgaw Monday afternoon. Full story...
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Tabor City liquor vote fails by one vote

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videoMixed drinks will not be available any time soon at restaurants in Tabor City. A recount of the Nov. 5 on a referendum to allow the alcohol sale confirmed the measure failed by one vote. Full story...
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